Schluter®-DILEX-BWS

PVC surface joint profile with 3/16” (5 mm)-wide movement zone

Schluter®-DILEX-BWS is a prefabricated surface joint profile with rigid PVC anchoring legs that protect tile edges. It features a 3/16” (5 mm)-wide, soft CPE movement zone that separates individual fields in the tile covering and forms the visible surface.
  • Available in four new colors to simplify the selection of a matching grout
  • Designed to allow movement and reduce stress in large, tiled areas
  • Eliminates the need for caulking
  • Prevents cracking and delamination of tiles
  • Absorbs relatively limited movements and may be installed with greater frequency to create smaller fields
  • Suitable for residential to medium-duty commercial applications subject to light mechanical loads
  • CPE movement zone is available in different colors to match the grout
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Schluter®-DILEX-BWS features trapezoid-perforated anchoring legs, made of recycled rigid PVC, which are secured in the mortar bond coat and provide edge protection for adjacent tiles. The profile separates individual fields in the tile covering and accommodates movement via the soft chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) movement zone, which also forms the visible surface. The movement zone is only 3/16" (5 mm) wide, matching common grout joint widths. The profile absorbs relatively limited movements, given the width of the movement zone. This should be taken into account when evaluating the requirements for a specific application. If larger movements within the covering are anticipated, the DILEX-BWS may be installed with greater frequency to create smaller fields, or the DILEX-BWB (3/8", 10 mm movement zone) may be used.

DILEX-BWS is suitable for both residential and medium-duty commercial applications subject to light mechanical loads (e.g., offices and stores).

DILEX-BWS requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profile using common household cleaning agents.

1. Select the profile according to the tile thickness and format.

2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar over the area where the profile is to be placed. The profile must align directly with movement joints in the substrate below.

3. Press the perforated anchoring legs of the profile into the mortar and align.

4. Trowel additional thin-set mortar over the perforated anchoring legs to ensure full coverage and support of the tile edges.

5. Solidly embed the tiles so that the tiled surface is flush with the top of the profile; the profile should not be higher than the tiled surface, but rather up to approx. 1/32" (1 mm) lower.

6. A joint of approximately 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm) should be left between the tile and the profile.

7. Fill the joint completely with grout or setting material.

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